Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Matthews Involved in WWE Smackdown Angle


I don't know about you, but I am still in a whirlwind state of mind after watching the Packers win Super Bowl XLV, and just typing that sentence gives me goosebumps. But I'm just some guy with a computer, so if I feel this good I can only imagine how the actual members of the Green Bay Packers feel. While most of us are already back in our normal work routines, the Packers will be celebrating their championship for weeks to come. We already saw Aaron Rodgers go from Dallas to Disney to Letterman to Green Bay in a 24-hour span, and that is an example of the kinds of hectic life many of these Packers will be living in the next couple of weeks. One member of the Packers who is set to have an especially interesting next couple of days is Clay Matthews.

Matthews was with the rest of his teammates for the team's Return to Titletown celebration on Tuesday afternoon, and then joined a handful of them over at the Resch Center to take in an episode of WWE Smackdown which will air Friday Night on SyFy at 7pm. ProWrestling.net reports that Donald Driver, Graham Harrell, Donald Lee, Brandon Jackson, Scott Wells, Tom Crabtree were in attendance as well, along with practice squaders Chris Campbell and Curtis Young. But the highlight of the episode is going to come at the very end of the show, and spoiler alert for all you wrestling fans out there, when Clay Matthews will make an in-ring appearance. Via WrestlingNewsWorld.com:
Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler for the World Heavyweight Championship with Vickie Guerrero as the special guest referee. Vickie keeps fast-counting Edge, getting more heat than anyone on the show. Vickie spears Edge and goes out with an ankle injury. Edge spears Dolph Ziggler twice. Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews comes out wearing a referee shirt and makes the three count. After the match, he and Edge celebrate with their title belts to end the show. Huge pop for Matthews and Edge. All the Packers at the show join them in the ring.
I know that's foreign language to a lot of you, but basically Edge is the wrestler that is the current champion, while a guy named Dolph Ziggler is the challenger. Dolph's girlfriend (and Edge's ex-wife) Vickie is the guest referee. Intriguing, right? The storyline is that the odds were stacked against the babyface (read: good guy) Edge, but then Clay Matthews comes out to save him. Basically, it's going to be awesome whether you like wrestling or not, so make sure you check it out.

It's just the start of a busy week for the Claymaker, who is set to go on The Tonight Show (boo) Wednesday night and then on Ellen's show this Thursday. I imagine it's just the start of many media appearances that will take place in upcoming months by members of this Super Bowl winning team. Since I'm with Charles Woodson and never want this high to end, these onslaught of appearances are something I can get used to.

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